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Podcast Profile: Travels in a Mathematical World

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66 episodes
2008 to 2010
Median: 9 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

A podcast from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). Episodes include mathematicians talking about their work, maths history and maths news.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ mathematicians' careers and work •maths history and news •maths outreach and education •applied mathematics in various fields •mathematical physics and modelling •statistics and risk understanding •cryptography •maths in art and engineering

"Travels in a Mathematical World" is a podcast produced by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), featuring a range of mathematicians discussing diverse aspects of their work, careers, mathematical history, and contemporary developments in the field. The podcast aims to provide insights into the various ways mathematics intersects with other disciplines and the real-world applications of mathematical concepts.

Listeners can expect to hear from individuals engaged in various branches of mathematics and its applications. Many episodes delve into personal career journeys, showcasing how mathematical expertise can lead to roles in academia, industry, and research. Topics cover an impressive breadth of specializations, including mathematical physics, medical imaging, computer vision, fluid dynamics, optical neural networks, and systems engineering. These discussions highlight the versatility of mathematical skills and their importance in solving complex problems.

In addition to career narratives, the podcast explores specific research areas such as solar physics, air traffic control, and electrostatic hazards in aircraft. The technical aspects of these fields are often explained in conjunction with their broader implications and practical applications. There is also significant coverage of mathematical history and education, featuring episodes that bring to light historical figures like Fibonacci and Alan Turing, as well as discussions on the pedagogy of mathematics and outreach activities aimed at sparking interest in the subject.

Furthermore, "Travels in a Mathematical World" integrates conversations about contemporary mathematical news, such as advancements in mathematical theories, educational reforms, and the intersection of mathematics with technology and society. This content is presented through discussions about recent events, breakthroughs, and thought-provoking topics, blending rigorous academic insights with accessible explanations.

Overall, the podcast serves as a comprehensive resource for anyone interested in the multifaceted world of mathematics, offering a mix of historical context, current research, and personal stories from mathematicians working at the cutting edge of the field.


Episodes:
Peter Rowlett, Travels in a Mathematical World
2010-Jul-30
5 minutes
64 - Peter McOwan, his career
2010-Jul-27
11 minutes
63 - Rhys Phillips, Electrostatic hazards in aircraft
2010-Jul-25
7 minutes
62 - William Simpson, Solar physics
2010-Jul-22
7 minutes
61 - Chris Marchant, Outreach
2010-Jul-19
6 minutes
60 - Sarah Norton, systems engineering
2010-Jul-16
3 minutes
59 - Katie Steckles and Rufus Roberts, Maths busking
2010-Jul-12
8 minutes
58 - Ben Beech, Air Traffic Control
2010-Jul-08
6 minutes
57 - History of Maths and x, Shape of the cosmos: Developments from Newton to Einstein
2010-Mar-23
8 minutes
56 - Edmund Harriss, Development and teaching of mathematical ideas
2010-Feb-28
11 minutes
55 - Edmund Harriss, Tilings, motivations and Street Maths
2010-Feb-21
11 minutes
54 - Maths news with Sarah Shepherd
2010-Feb-14
16 minutes
53 - Robert Harter - Water waves
2010-Feb-06
7 minutes
52 - Jackie Grinsell, Mathematics teaching
2010-Jan-31
5 minutes
51 - Sebastien Guenneau, Optical wave guides and applied mathematics research
2010-Jan-24
10 minutes
50 - Sebastien Guenneau, Invisibility cloaks
2009-Dec-13
8 minutes
49 - History of Maths and x, Substitution ciphers: Ancient - Renaissance
2009-Dec-07
8 minutes
48 - Andrea Donafee, Cash balance optimisation
2009-Nov-29
11 minutes
47 - Mark Blyth, Applications of fluid dynamics in biology
2009-Nov-22
9 minutes
46 - Frank Kelly, random processes, networks and optimization
2009-Nov-15
11 minutes
45 - Maths news with Sarah Shepherd
2009-Nov-07
17 minutes
44 - Andrew Cates, his career
2009-Oct-31
12 minutes
43 - Victor Arulchandran, wave dispersion and PhD skills
2009-Oct-25
5 minutes
42 - Ed Galea, His career, part 2: Crowd evacuation modelling
2009-Oct-18
9 minutes
41 - Ed Galea, His career, part 1: How astrophysics leads to steel casting and fire modelling
2009-Oct-11
10 minutes
40 - Maths news with Sarah Shepherd
2009-Oct-04
22 minutes
39 - Beatrice Pelloni, Applications of Fourier transforms
2009-Sep-26
5 minutes
38 - David Spiegelhalter, Public understanding of risk
2009-Jul-19
18 minutes
37 - David Mitchell, Channel coding and maths in engineering
2009-Jul-11
7 minutes
36 - Maths news with Sarah Shepherd
2009-Jul-03
17 minutes
35 - Terry Edwards, Chartered Mathematician
2009-Jun-27
7 minutes
34 - Eugenia Cheng, Category theory
2009-Jun-21
9 minutes
33 - David Fearn, Magnetohydrodynamics
2009-Jun-14
5 minutes
32 - Maths news with Sarah Shepherd
2009-Jun-06
19 minutes
31 - Matt Parker, Maths communication
2009-May-30
8 minutes
30 - Noel-Ann Bradshaw, Ramanujan
2009-May-22
13 minutes
29 - Noel-Ann Bradshaw, Evolutionary algorithms for financial applications
2009-May-16
7 minutes
28 - Maths news with Sarah Shepherd
2009-May-10
22 minutes
27 - Oliver Jensen, British Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2009
2009-Apr-27
15 minutes
26 - Chris Budd, Confessions of an Industrial Mathematican
2009-Apr-19
5 minutes
25 - History with Noel-Ann Bradshaw - Fibonacci
2009-Apr-10
11 minutes
24 - John Sharp, Maths and Art
2009-Apr-04
11 minutes
23 - Paul Shepherd, Decimation and Subdivision
2009-Mar-29
10 minutes
22 - Mike Maher, Transport Modelling
2009-Mar-22
10 minutes
21 - History with Noel-Ann Bradshaw - Turing
2009-Mar-14
9 minutes
20 - Choi-Hong Lai, Fluid dynamics
2009-Mar-08
9 minutes
19 - Maths news with Sarah Shepherd
2009-Feb-28
20 minutes
18 - Jane Wess, Science Museum
2009-Feb-23
10 minutes
17 - History with Noel-Ann Bradshaw - al-Kharazmi
2009-Feb-16
9 minutes
16 - Chris Bailey, Cutty Sark Restoration
2009-Feb-06
7 minutes
15 - Maths news with Sarah Shepherd
2009-Feb-01
15 minutes
14 - Paul Shepherd, Parametric Geometry Generation
2009-Jan-24
8 minutes
13 - History with Noel-Ann Bradshaw - Florence Nightingale
2009-Jan-17
9 minutes
12 - Terry Lyons Stochastic Calculus
2009-Jan-10
9 minutes
11 - History with Noel-Ann Bradshaw - Euler
2008-Dec-14
10 minutes
10 - Adrian Bowyer (part 2)
2008-Dec-06
9 minutes
9 - Adrian Bowyer (part 1)
2008-Dec-01
12 minutes
8 - Maths news with Sarah Shepherd
2008-Nov-23
13 minutes
7 - Neil Goldwasser, Dyslexia Support and Adult Numeracy
2008-Nov-16
12 minutes
6 - History with Noel-Ann Bradshaw - Galois
2008-Nov-08
8 minutes
5 - Nira Chamberlain, Mathematical Modelling Consultant
2008-Nov-01
11 minutes
4 - Maths news with Sarah Shepherd
2008-Oct-26
11 minutes
3 - Dr. Joanna Hartley - Public Transport Modelling
2008-Oct-19
14 minutes
2 - History - Newton and Leibniz
2008-Oct-11
9 minutes
1 - Professor Philip Maini, Oxford - Maths Biology
2008-Oct-04
9 minutes
0 - Prelude
2008-Sep-11
1 minute